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Charles Petersen
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Arcus

Post by Charles Petersen »

As many of you know, I am a member of a nine-pilot syndicate that has taken delivery of a new Arcus T. I had my first flight in it Thursday last.

Wow, what a machine.

Dave Springford, the lead partner (and the Schempp-Hirth dealer for Canada), gave me a master class in convergence, which is more readily accessible from SOSA than York. I also got an introduction to flaps. They go from L (landing) to +2, +1, 0, -1, -2 and S. What, I asked does the S mean. Schnell he said.

And schnell it is. Here are some photos of the ship and the flight. Notice the to-me confused looking clouds of the very loosely organized collision between the sea-breeze of the North shore of Lake Erie, and the gradient wind from the North.

With 5 members in Ontario, it'll be based at SOSA summers, and the other 4 are members there, and it will be based in Florida for the winter with a hangar provided by one of the members.

This is a new chapter in my gliding journey, a chance to take 'master classes' on a recurring basis in an amazing machine. I'm very excited!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/M42ShavVEQb1sVND8
Dave Bax
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Post by Dave Bax »

Nice !
What a shame if you happened to need to land at York :D
Charles Petersen
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Post by Charles Petersen »

Flew over York today. 2 flights on the OLC: 261 and 107, and today was to get in a couple of circuits.

Damn, but it's quick. Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/14y3vq1zPbMVCuC37
Kenneth Voort
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Post by Kenneth Voort »

Was that you we saw, just southeast of Arthur at 1000 or 1500AGL? It could have been...
With grace and beauty, Strength and cunning She’ll stay aloft — until; Inevitably — she loses. And must glide earthward. And lie there helpless, Lovesick for the sky.
Charles Petersen
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Might have been. Check out the trace on the OLC. That'll give you exact info on where we were and when.
Kenneth Voort
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Post by Kenneth Voort »

Nope, not you. Whoever we saw outside of Arthur was struggling, low to the ground and looking for lift (he/she found it, btw). You were there, but 5000' higher or so.
With grace and beauty, Strength and cunning She’ll stay aloft — until; Inevitably — she loses. And must glide earthward. And lie there helpless, Lovesick for the sky.
Charles Petersen
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Post by Charles Petersen »

Wasn't us; no struggles recorded. Whole flight around 5000'' - 6000' and FAST, - ~125 KM/Hr

SCHNELL!
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